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Protest by Iraqi MPs Blocks Vote on New Cabinet

Some Iraqi lawmakers interrupted a parliamentary session on Tuesday impeding a planned vote to decide on a new technocratic cabinet, one made up of policy experts. The protesters, many allied with former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, threw water bottles towards his successor Haider al-Abadi, chanting demands for his removal. They also demanded the removal of President Fuad Masum and Speaker Salim al-Jabouri. Abadi has called for the government to be run by experts, rather than...

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